MoU signing between Amity University, Noida & Pine Biotech, Inc USA

Virtual MoU signing ceremony between Amity University, Noida & Pine Biotech, Inc USA

On 27 Oct 2021, a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Amity University, Uttar Pradesh (AUUP), and Pine Biotech, USA for joint research & training in the areas of research in "Bioinformatics and Data Science". Both the organizations have identified that a stronger relationship between them is mutually beneficial and wish to establish a more formal relationship with each other. 

This unique academic-industrial partnership will allow the collaboration to bring state-of-the-art technology and content developed by experts in bioinformatics to students, faculty, and researchers that want to learn about and perform high-quality bioinformatics experiments. As a result of this collaboration, both parties stand to benefit in their ability to provide high-quality bioinformatics education and continue to expand the wide range of sophisticated tools for new students entering the dynamic environment of bioinformatics. Developing jointly coordinated curricula to expand the training program and train a large number of students in the university.

A step forward 

The collaboration between industry and academia is the key to catalyzing innovation and growth. Industry partnership is instrumental in advancing research and in the creation of a skilled workforce. In the era of growing research, cutting-edge technologies have provided life science researchers to study overwhelming data at the molecular level. The spike in genomics, gene expression, proteomics, metabolomics, and DNA sequence data is a consequence of the enormous generation of biological data, where life science and computers act as a balancing bridge in providing solutions to scientific questions.

MoU signing between Amity University, Noida & Pine Biotech, Inc USA

In this picture, Prof. Balvinder Shukla, Vice-Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh with Prof. (Dr.) Seema Bhatnagar, Asst. Director & Co-coordinator – NTCC and Intl. Programs, Amity Institute of Biotechnology (AIB), AUUP as well as Ms. Julia Panov, Associate Director, Tauber Bioinformatics Research Center, Haifa University, Israel along with Mr. Elia Brodsky, CEO & Co-founder, Pine Biotech, Inc

The MOU signed between Pine Biotech USA and Amity University aims at providing an industry connection for a rewarding progression of students and delivering a joint growth between research and academia. Pine Biotech to add synergy and force multiplier effect to the research strength of Amity.

Collaborative Research Projects in Healthcare & Life Sciences 

Collaborative Research Projects in Healthcare & Life Sciences 

In this picture, Prof. Balvinder Shukla, Vice-Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh with Prof. (Dr.) Seema Bhatnagar, Asst. Director & Co-coordinator – NTCC and Intl. Programs, Amity Institute of Biotechnology (AIB), AUUP as well as Ms. Julia Panov, Associate Director, Tauber Bioinformatics Research Center, Haifa University, Israel along with Mr. Elia Brodsky, CEO & Co-founder, Pine Biotech, Inc, Dr. B.C. Das, Chairman & HoI, AIMMSCR, Dean, Health & Allied Sciences, AUUP, Noida, Dr. Deepshikha Katare, Asst. Director &, Head, Centre for Medical Biotechnology, Dr. A N Sahi, Asst. Director & Head- Centre for Plant and Environmental Biotechnology,  Dr. Nidhee Chaudhary, Head – Centre for Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering, Dr. Shoma Paul, Head- Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biotechnology, Dr. Puniti Mathur, Head- Centre for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Dr. V.R Pooja, Head, Corporate Resource Center, Dr. Abhishek Sengupta, Assistant Professor, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, AUUP, Dr. Priyanka Narad, Assistant Professor, AIB, Dr. Kamal Rawal, Associate Professor, AIB, AUUP 

This collaboration between Pine Biotech and Amity University, Uttarpradesh is an outcome of deep considerations and a mutual alignment of goals, vision, and focus. Pine Biotech is dedicated to democratizing data science in application to Biotechnology and research with the vision to see the next generation of big data research driven by the diverse effective and creative generation that will solve the challenges lying ahead to food security, human health, and wellbeing. 

The aim of this collaboration is to be able to develop a pipeline for students to get training and apply their bioinformatics skills in research and industry projects as interns and research fellows with the company.  

Dr. W. Selvamurthy 

“Coming together is the beginning, Sitting together discussing together is progress but Working together is a success. This MoU would give both the organizations synergy to work and bring the force multiplier to the strength of Amity University.” - Dr. W. Selvamurthy 

Participating Campuses & Institutes

This collaboration will enable institutes and departments participating to collaborate for specializations projects developed with Faculty, Tauber Bioinformatics Research Center (TBRC) & Pine Biotech, USA utilizing Omics Logic resources and the T-BioInfo platform on projects in the field of Genomic Medicine, Precision Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Data Science, Machine Learning & AI, Metagenomics, Precision Agriculture, Space Biology, Cheminformatics & Computational biology using multi-omics integration and mathematical modeling.

Pine Biotech, Inc, USA

Tauber Bioinformatics Research Center, University of Haifa, Israel

Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Noida, India

Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Lucknow, India

Centre for Medical Biotechnology, Noida, India

Centre for Plant and Environmental Biotechnology, Noida, India

Centre for Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering, Noida, India

Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biotechnology, Noida, India

Centre for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Noida, India

Expectations 

  • Student training on research proposal development and research projects leveraging bioinformatics
  • Working with faculty to develop projects and case studies around their research interests
  • Engaging a network of academic and industry partners to offer internships opportunities to top-performing students
  • Working with industry-oriented bioinformatics projects in collaboration with faculty and students from Amity University.
  •  Providing a Multilateral Research Platform.
  • Joint Venture between Pine Biotech and various Amity associated Industries

Roadmap

The roadmap leading to the objectives will include a pathway and detailed review structure and frequently scheduled discussion between AUUP, Pine Biotech & TBRC for a meaningful, active, productive, and deliverable outcome as well as refining goals to adapt to the needs and challenges faced along the way.

  • Motivating young minds eager to be change-makers of tomorrow
  • Direct eager minds and skillful hands of students
  • Benefit from the faculty and infrastructure offered at top research institutes around the world like Amity University, Uttar Pradesh 
  • Providing training in critical thinking skills where data becomes language students speak and analytics the road they follow

Ms. Julia Panov Associate Director, Tauber Bioinformatics Research Center, Haifa University, Israel said 

“Tauber Bioinformatics research center, University of Haifa, Israel, a scientific pillar of Pine biotech in regards to Bioinformatics tool and T-Bioinformatics tool. It aims to promote knowledge of bioinformatics all over the world and make it accessible to researchers, especially those without a mathematical background. Together with our partners, we realized the need to direct the eager minds and skillful hands of students like those who attend Amity university classes and benefit from the excellent teaching and infrastructure facilities offered at this world-class institution. Their energy and motivation are only matched by the type of expertise offered at top research institutions around the world that can provide them with a platform that simplifies data analysis, lowering the bar to entry and highlighting the opportunities to make a difference. The Tauber bioinformatics research center is a prime example of such institutions with collaborations around the United States, Europe, and the Middle East involved in projects ranging from environmental studies to biotechnology biomedical research and infectious diseases ”

Mr. Elia Brodsky

Mr. Elia Brodsky CEO & Co-founder of Pine Biotech said: 

“We live in an era where omics data is growing exponentially delivering unprecedented opportunities to understand how to improve clinical care, develop novel treatments and deal with the changing environment around us this potential can only be realized through close collaboration between those that have dedicated their lives to studying each one of these domains those that can wrangle and analyze the complex data as well as motivating young minds that are eager to be the change-makers of tomorrow and that's why our team is eager to work closely with amity university faculty and their leading research projects as well as an innovative approach to biotechnology and biomedical research and a passion for education.” 

Invitation to the orientation Session 

Invitation to the orientation Session 

As students embark on their professional journey with freshly completed degrees, they often wonder how professional life will be different from studies. Many prepare for this moment in advance, exploring possibilities to work in an area of interest through internships and research fellowships during their studies. Amity University, Uttarpradesh recognizes the need to enable students to participate in such meaningful experiences early on, leading to a pursuit of collaborations with industry.

As a result, there is a natural fit between Amity University and Pine Biotech, focused on bioinformatics and machine learning for biomedical data. As a result, Pine Biotech will work closely with Amity University, Noida faculty, and administration to develop a pipeline for students to get training and apply their bioinformatics skills in research and industry projects as interns and research fellows with the company. This process starts with a program designed to introduce students from all backgrounds to the intersection of biology and data science, we call it Omics Logic.

To learn more about this collaboration and opportunities visit https://edu.omics logic.com/amity-university-noida

To learn more about Pine Biotech visit https://pine-biotech.com

To learn more about Amity University, Uttarpradesh visit: https://www.amity.edu/